AM radio (Medium Wave) broadcasting via NEXUS-IBA
Since the beginning of 2011, NEXUS-IBA has been broadcasting on several AM Radio frequencies across Europe. AM Radio is called Medium Wave (MW) in Europe. We broadcast daily on 594 kHz from 7 PM until 11 PM local time in Central Europe (19:00-23:00 CET, Central European Time).
AM / Medium Wave vs FM
Technically, an FM radio station can offer much clearer sound and less noise within the reception area. However, AM/Medium Wave can usually provide extended coverage up to 2,500 km (more than 1,500 miles) at night with a single transmitter. FM radio reception would be strictly local (within a 50-100 km range) all day long.
Although analogue AM/Medium Wave stations have lower audio fidelity, many AM stations most often carry news and information (spoken programs) vs music, making them very attractive for tuning into the latest news or feature programs while at home or driving, and across a much wider reception area.
European Gospel Radio (EGR), International Public Access Radio (IPAR), IRRS (The Italian Radio Relay Service) broadcast daily on all of our AM / Medium Wave frequency, with a mix of news, information, feature and Christian programs, primarily in English. Other European languages such as German, French and Italian are used for short programs between 7 PM and 8 PM on certain days.
All programs are also carried via audio streaming on the main Internet Radio Nexus (IRN) stream.
Our coverage on AM / Medium Wave
Our daily broadcasts on the frequency of 594 kHz cover the North East of Italy (in the metropolitan areas of Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Bologna and vicinity, with a population of ca. 3 million potential listeners) and neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland, southern Germany, and the eastern part of France. Listeners’ reception reports have also been received from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.
Our AM/Medium Wave service’s total potential coverage is approximately 143 million people, of whom ca. 68 million speak English as a first or second language. Nighttime coverage is approximately within the darker zone in the coverage map below, including the lighter area close to the transmitter. Daytime coverage is also available on request programs in Italian and beamed to the North-Eastern part of Italy (as pictured in the smaller, lighter circle in the coverage map).
Although outside our primary target area on 594 kHz, we also reach DXers (long-distance listeners) in Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway) and the Netherlands in the evening and at night.
What is the programming content on AM / Medium Wave?
Over this new voice in Europe, we are repeating some programs being broadcast on European Gospel Radio, IPAR (International Public Access Radio) and IRRS-Shortwave on Shortwave, in addition to music, news and information in English. You can check our program schedules for more details on our programming.
All programs on our AM/Medium Wave network are primarily in the English language. It’s a great opportunity to make us heard in the large tourist and business areas in the North-Eastern part of Italy, Central, and Southern Europe.